Save the Egg Roll

Chinese leftovers is king. I love ordering out, they always give you more than you can eat, thus leaving plenty for the following day’s lunch. In the take out order, you get your main dish, your rice and an egg roll. (There’s nothing like doing rewrites with a big plate of Chinese and an eggContinue reading “Save the Egg Roll”

Take advantage of your emotions and write something Good.

You’re stressed. You’re tired. Confused and disgruntled. You maybe upset about something, maybe a loss or a big change. Your body is reacting emotionally. Take advantage of these times and pour it all out, into your writing. The pain will show on your page. The passion will shape the scene and words will flow. WritingContinue reading “Take advantage of your emotions and write something Good.”

Warming up, before a long writing day

I like to schedule a 30-minute time slot to warm up before writing. On further reading, this appears to be the practice of many writers and I would highly recommend it. But I still have yet to find that one warm-up I prefer. And let me be clear, I don’t necessarily always WRITE to warm-up.Continue reading “Warming up, before a long writing day”

If you’re going to start something: Start Monday

I think this is a great practice. Even know, I’m all about saving time and getting the most out of my day, starting Monday is the best idea when you take on a new goal. Whenever I finish a new project. Or perhaps promise myself to start to working out; A new healthy diet. OrContinue reading “If you’re going to start something: Start Monday”

Trust your instinct and listen to your gut.

I recently reached the 20-page mark in my latest feature and I already feel it. I feel love for this story. I know where it’s going. It plays out in my head before I fall asleep at night. This script will be special. It may not sell and win an academy award, but I knowContinue reading “Trust your instinct and listen to your gut.”

THE BIG WEST. Watch it here.

Some months ago, I blogged about a short film I produced called THE BIG WEST. It was written and directed by young and upcoming filmmaker Gus Péwé. On Tuesday, at a local non-profit location, we premiered THE BIG WEST to our friends and family. The final cut was 15 minutes. With a micro-budget, friends forContinue reading “THE BIG WEST. Watch it here.”

Always be Writing

They say a writer never stops writing. I can relate. And you should too. Whatever I ‘m doing, I’m looking for a  story. If I’m working the day job, at a family gathering, at a restaurant eating, showering, shooting hoops, whatever it is — I try to relate back to my writing. I’m always inContinue reading “Always be Writing”

THE BIG WEST. It’s an Indie Western.

Earlier this summer I went to a fellow film making friend of mine, Mr. Gus Péwé, and told him that I would like to invest and produce his next movie — It was called THE BIG WEST. The script, I got to say it, was nothing special. Nothing to flip a lid about. It wasContinue reading “THE BIG WEST. It’s an Indie Western.”

I had just purchased an orange.

It was Halloween 2011. I had purchased an orange the night before at the local produce market. I had so much hope; it had so much hope. I have craved the  fruit for some time now and I couldn’t wait to eat it. The thought of it made my mouth water… The peel was toughContinue reading “I had just purchased an orange.”